Please join us in the Brubeck Room for the Jerry Bergonzi Quartet featuring Jerry Bergonzi on tenor sax, Harvie S on acoustic bass, Bruce Barth on piano, and Jason Tiemann on drums.
Hot & Cool Jazz is brought to you by the generosity of the Estate of James (Tom) and Alice Brown.
Advance registration strongly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Suggested donation: $10. Each registration is for one name only; please remember to separately register each member of your party. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50pm to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 pm if space is available. There will be a reception following the concert with CDs available for sale and signing.
Jerry Bergonzi is a tenor saxophonist, composer, author and educator who was introduced to the world of jazz by one its legends – Dave Brubeck. In the 1970s, he toured with the Two Generations of Brubeck band that featured Dave and the three Brubeck sons: Darius, Chris, and Dan. Later in that decade, he also held the sax chair in the Dave Brubeck Quartet. On the faculty of the New England Conservatory for the last 20 years, Jerry teaches improvisation in ensemble settings as well as one-on-one. He still plays two weekly gigs in the Boston area and tours 130 days a year playing his own music.
Harvie S is back in the Brubeck Room for his seventh performance - most recently in 2019 with Alan Broadbent. Harvie is an award-winning bassist, educator, composer, arranger, and producer. He has played with many of the biggest names in jazz [the list is too long to spell out] and has performed in a wide variety of jazz festivals around the globe as well as in such venues as The Blue Note, The Iridium, and the Kennedy Center.
Jason Tiemann is a New York City-based jazz drummer, where he maintains a busy schedule as a freelance performer and educator. Admittedly drawing influence from the greats Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, and Billy Higgins, Tiemann is quickly forging his musical voice on the New York scene by fusing his depth of historical foundation with crisp technique and propulsive, intuitive swing.
Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than two decades. Bruce has performed on over one hundred recordings and movie soundtracks. He is equally at home playing solo piano, leading an all-star septet and composing for a variety of ensembles. He has performed with James Moody, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Branford Marsalis, and Wynton Marsalis among many others.